List of Lagos State Divisions, Local Government Areas and their Wards

Lagos State is administratively divided into Divisions, Local Government Areas and Council Wards. The Divisions, Local Government Areas and their Wards are:

A. Badagry Division
This Division is located in an area with a diverse cultural mix between the Awori and the Ogu people. Additionally, it is in an international border area with the Republic of Benin. The Division consists of four Local Government Areas (LGAs). In addition, the Badagry Division has a rich history and is widely known as the entry point of Christianity into Nigeria. The area was a significant slave outpost during the precolonial and colonial eras. Here is a look at the Division’s LGAs and their constituent wards.

  1. Ajeromi-Ifelodun: This LGA has 11 wards; Ago Hausa, Alaba Oro, Awodi-Ora, Layeni, Mosafejo, Ojo Road, Olodi, Temidire I, Temidire II, Tolu, and Wilmer.
  2. Amuwo-Odofin: There are 12 wards in Amuwo-Odofin. These include Amuwo, Amuwo-Odofin Housing Estate, Mile 2, Festac 1, Festac II, Festac III, Ibeshe, Igbologun, Ijegun, Irede, Kirikiri, and Kirikiri, and Satellite.
  3. Badagry: This LGA has 11 constituent wards, namely; Ajara, Ajido, Apa, Awhanjigoh, Ibereko, Ikoga, Ilogbo-Araromi, Iworo Gbanko, Iya-Afin, Keta-East, and Posukoh.
  4. Ojo: The fourth LGA in Badagry Division has 11 wards. These include Ajangbadi, Etegbin, Iba, Idoluwo, Ijanikin, Ilogbo, Irewe, Ojo Town, Okokomaiko, Sabo, and Tafi.

B. Epe Division
The Division’s name comes from the popular black ants that were said to have invaded the Division’s founder’s homestead. The name Epe loosely translates to ‘forest of black ants.’ Some of the most significant physical features in Epe are the distinctive rolling hills, sandy beaches, and picturesque Atlantic coastlines. Epe is one of the most economically important regions in Lagos. The Division’s residents mostly carry out farming and fishing. Here is a look at its 2 LGAs and their constituent wards.

  1. Ibeju-Lekki: There are 11 wards in this LGA. These are 02, (Orimedu II),03, (Orimedu III), Ibeju I, Iwerekun II, Lekki II, N2 (Ibeju II), Orimedu I, P1 (Iwerekun I), S2a (Siriwon/Igbekodo II), S1 (Lekki I), and S2 (Siriwon/Igbekodo I.
  2. Epe: This LGA has 19 constituent wards; Abomiti, Agbowa, Agbowa Ikosi, Ago Owu, Ajaganabe, Ejirin, Etita/Ebode, Ibonwon, Ilara, Ise/Igbogun, Itoikin, Lagbade, Odomola, Odoragunsin, Oke-Balogun, Oriba/Ladaba, Orugbo, Poka, and Popo-Oba.

C. Ikeja Division
Ikeja Division is predominantly occupied by the Awori people. It has eight constituent LGAs and has its divisional headquarters at Ikeja, the same region that serves as the seat of the Lagos State government. There are numerous medium and large-scale industries in Ikeja. Here is a look at the eight LGAs in the Ikeja division and their constituent wards.

  1. Agege: This one has 11 constituent wards, namely; Agbotikuyo/Dopemu, Darocha, Iloro/Onipetesi, Isale Odo, Isale/Idimangoro, Keke, Okekoto, Oniwaya/Papa-Uku, Orile Agege/Oko Oba, Oyewole/Papa Ashafa, and Tabon Tabon/Oko Oba.
  2. Alimosho: Here are the 11 wards in the Alimosho Local Government Area. Abule-Egba/Aboru/Meiran/Alagbado, Ayobo/Ijon Village (camp David), Egbe/Agodo, Egbeda/Alimosho, Idimu/Isheri Olofin, Igando/Egan, Ikotun/Ijegun, Ipaja North, Ipaja South, Pleasure/Oke-Odo, and Shasha/Akowonjo.
  3. Ifako-Ijaiye: This LGA has 11 constituent wards, namely; Ajegunle/Akinde/Animashaun, Alakuko/Kollington, Fagba/Akute Road, Ijaiye/Agbado/Kollington, Ijaiye/Ojokoro, Ijaye, Iju Isaga, Iju-Obawole, New Ifako/Oyemekun, Old Ifako/Karaole, and Pamada/Aabule-Egba.
  4. Ikeja: This one has ten constituent wards. These include Adekunle/Adeniyi Jones/Ogba, Airport/Onipetesi/Inilekere, Alausa/Oregun/Olusosun, Anifowoshe/Ikeja, Gra/police Barracks, Ipodo/Seriki Aro, Ojodu/Agidingbi/Omole, Oke-Ira/Aguda, Onigbongbon, and Wasimi/Opebi/Allen.
  5. Kosofe: Here are the ten constituent wards of Kosofe. Agboyi I, Agboyi II, Anthony/Ajao Estate/Mende/Maryland, Ifako/Soluyi, Ikosi Ketu/mile 12/Agiliti/Maidan, Isheri-Olowo-Ira/Shangisha/Magodo Phase II, Ketu/Alapere/Agidi/Orisigun/Kosofe/Aje, Logo/Akanimodo, Ojota/Ogudu, Owode Onirin/Ajegunle/Odo-Ogun, and Oworonshoki.
  6. Mushin: This LGA has 14 wards, namely; Alakara, Babalosa, Babalosa/Idi-araba, Idi-Oro/Odi-Olowu, Ilasamaja, Ilupeju, Ilupeju Industrial Estate, Itire, Kayode/Fadeyi, Mushin/Atewolara, Ojuwoye, Olateju, and Papa-Ajao.
  7. Oshodi-Isolo: There are 11 wards in Oshodi-Isolo. These include Ajao Estate, Ilasamaja, Ishagatedo, Isolo, Mafoluku, Oke-Afa/Ejigbo, Okota, Orile-Oshodi, Oshodi/Bolade, Sogunle, and Alasia.
  8. Somolu: The 12 constituent wards of the Somolu LGA include: Abule-Okuta/Ilaje/Bariga, Alade, Bajulaiye, Fola Agoro/Bajulaiye/Igbari-Akoka, Gbagada Phase I Obanikoro/Pedro, Gbagada Phase II / Apelehin, Igbobi/Fadeyi, Ilaje/Akoka, Lad-Lak/Bariga, Mafowoku, Onipanu, and Palmgrove/Ijebutedo.

D. Ikorodu Division
This Division is about 36 kilometres north of Lagos and derives its name from the hugely popular Oko-Odu vegetable. Ikorodu is said to be the first place the crown prince of a Remo King settled, earning the place the name Ikorodu Oga. Ikorodu’s population is mainly made up of Remo and Ijebu people. The Division only has a single LGA known as Ikorodu. Here is a look at its constituent wards.

  1. Ikorodu: Aga/Ijimu, Agbala, Agura/Iponmi, Baiyeku/Oreta, Erikorodu, Ibeshe, Igbogbo I, Igbogbo II, Ijede II, Ijede J, Imota 1, Imota II, Ipakodo, Isele I, Isele II, Isele III, Isiu, Odogunyan, and Olorunda/Igbaga.

E. Lagos Division
This is a highly urbanized division and is the core of Lagos State. The name was derived from the Portuguese phrases ‘Rio Lago’ and ‘Lagos de Curamo,’ both accounts of the region’s network of lagoons and wetlands. Here is a look at the Division’s LGAs and their constituent wards.

  1. Apapa: This LGA has 10 constituent wards, namely; Apapa I, Apapa II, Apapa III, Apapa IV, Gaskiya and Environs, Ijora-Oloye, Malu Road and Environs, Olodan St. Olojowou/Olatokunbo St. Iganmu, and Sari and Environs.
  2. Eti-Osa: Here are the ten wards in the Eti-Osa LGA. Ado/Langbasa/Badore, Ajah/Sangotedo, Ikoyi I, Ikoyi II, Ilado, Ilasan Housing Estate, Lekki/Ikate and environs, Obalende, Victoria Island I, Victoria Island II.
  3. Lagos Island: There are 19 wards in the Lagos Island LGA. These include; Agarawu/Obadina, Anikantamo, Eiyekole, Epetedo, Idumota/Oke, Iduntafa, Ilupesi, Isale-agbede, Lafiaji/Ebute, Oju-oto, Oko-awo, Oko-faji, Olosun, Olowogbowo/Elegbata, Olushi/Kakawa, Oluwole, Onikan, Popo-Aguda, and Sandgrouse.
  4. Lagos Mainland: This LGA has 11 constituent wards. These are Alagomeji, Epetedo, Glover/Ebute Metta, Iwaya, Maroko/Metta, Oko-Baba, Olaleye Village, Otto/Iddo, Oyadiran Estate/Abule-Oja, Oyingbo Market/Metta, and Yaba/Igbobi.
  5. Surulere: The 12 wards of the Surulere LGA include Adeniran/Ogunsanya, Aguda, Akinhanmi/Cole, Coker, Igbaja/Stadium, Ijeshatedo, Ikate, Iponri Housing Estate Moore, Itire, Orile, Shitta/Ogunlana Drive, and Yaba/Ojuelegba. In 2003 many of the Local Governments in Lagos state were split into Local Council Development Areas for administrative purposes.

Lagos is Nigeria’s most populated and richest state. While Abuja is the administrative capital, Lagos is the commercial capital of the country.

Ikoyi, Lagos

Lagos State was created on May 27, 1967 by virtue of State (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. 14 of 1967, which restructured Nigeria’s Federation into 12 States.